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Paul Simon Unveils Seamus Heaney Airport Honour

Veteran musician Paul Simon has teamed up with U2 rockers Bono and The Edge to help fund a special memorial to late poet Seamus Heaney at Ireland's Dublin Airport.Simon was the guest of honour on...

Poet Seamus Heaney's Last Words Comforted His Wife: "Don't Be Afraid"

Poet Seamus Heaney's son spoke at his father's funeral yesterday (2nd September), stating his father contacted his mother, Marie, only minutes before his death. The funeral Mass took place at the Church of the Sacred...

Seamus Heaney Laid To Rest In Bellaghy As Mourners Pay Respects [Pictures]

The Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney has been laid to rest in his native Bellaghy, Co. Londonderry, at a large funeral where his life and successful career as a poet were celebrated. The 74 year-old died...

Stars Turn Out For Seamus Heaney's Funeral

Rockers U2 and Hollywood actor Stephen Rea turned out in Dublin, Ireland on Monday (02Sep13) to pay their respects to award-winning poet Seamus Heaney at his funeral.Singer Bono was joined by his wife Ali Hewson...

The Great Irish Poet Seamus Heaney Passes Away, Aged 74

Seamus Heaney was often considered to be the greatest living poets in the world, never mind the greatest from his native Ireland, for much of his adult life. His seamless manipulation of prose and his...

A Nobel Laureate Remembered: The Extraordinary Career Of The Late Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney, the Nobel Prize in Literature award-winning poet, has died aged 74 after a short illness. "The death has taken place of Seamus Heaney. The poet and Nobel Laureate died in hospital in Dublin...

Seamus Heaney, The Greatest Irish Poet Since Yeats, Dies, 74

Seamus Heaney, an Irish literary giant who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995, has died aged 74, according to various reports.Born near Toomebridge, Norther Ireland, Heaney worked as a teacher and then...

Seamus Heaney Dead At 74

Northern Irish poet Seamus Heaney has died at the age of 74.The acclaimed writer, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995, passed away on Friday (30Aug13) after a battle with ill health....

Harris' Memorial Service Gets Bad Review

The late RICHARD HARRIS has received his last ever bad review - for his own memorial service. Respected British theatrical publication THE STAGE gave Harris' tribute at London's THE STRAND last month (21SEP03) a...

Eminem Says It With Chocolate

Foul-mouthed rapper EMINEM won the hearts of staff at London's LANDMARK HOTEL by presenting them with boxes of chocolates as a parting gift. The controversial JUST DON'T GIVE A F*** star, who is fighting...

Abba Star Hates Idol - But Loves Eminem

The man behind phenomenally successful pop group ABBA has lashed out at the state of modern pop music - but admitted he's an EMINEM fan. Swedish songsmith BJORN ULVAEUS is disgusted by the state...

Poet Rates Eminem

Celebrated Irish poet SEAMUS HEANEY has given controversial superstar EMINEM his seal of approval - claiming he has "sent a voltage around a generation." The Celtic wordsmith, 64, made the observation at the opening...

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